Is the FDA embracing quackery? A draft proposal recommends that doctors learn about acupuncture and chiropractic for pain management.

Chiropractors and acupuncturists have lobbied for a greater role in treating pain. They might well have won it. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain, which now recommend that doctors learn about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids. There’s still time to stop this. Is the FDA embracing quackery? A draft proposal recommends that doctors learn about acupuncture and chiropractic for pain management. David Gorski

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